Steelcase Ergonomic Glide Office Chair

Last updated: October 13, 2023

Steelcase Ergonomic Glide Office Chair

We looked at the top Office Chairs and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Office Chair you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 56 expert reviews, the Steelcase Ergonomic Glide Office Chair placed 9th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Leap is a highly ergonomic chair that adjusts to fit your body, so you don’t have to adjust your body to fit the chair. Thanks to its LiveBack technology, the Leap chair back changes shape to mimic and support the movement of your spine. And with its simple and intuitive adjustments, it’s easy to adjust your Leap chair to fit you comfortably for the entire day. Steelcase Leap chair complete features are pneumatic seat-height adjustment, variable back stop, height-width-pivot-depth adjustable arms, black plastic frame, shell, base, arms, adjustable lumbar support, hard casters, fabric, open box refurb.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The backrest has a recline function with tension adjustment and five lockable positions.
- btod
Liveback design helps mimic the curve of your spine, offering a comfortable sitting experience while reducing back strain
The Leap chair’s claim-to-fame is its adjustability. In total, the seat has eight adjustable areas including pneumatic seat-height adjustment, a variable backstop and height-width-pivot-depth adjustable arms.
The back bends, the lumbar support shifts and the entire chair tilts as you adjust your position; you set these by using three controls that allow you to tweak how you configure the chair for your spine, lumbar region and posture.
The flexibility and the adjustability of this chair is mindboggling.
Normally jutting out of the back, Steelcase hid the lumbar support internally, allowing the Leap to blend into even the most traditionally decorated office.
Other features include a natural glide system that allows you to recline but remain upright and still naturally reach your work, all without hindering posture or pressure on the back.
Kolber frequently recommends the Steelcase Leap, which is as attractive as high-end, teched-out, hyper-adjustable office chairs go.
- GQ

What reviewers didn't like

The biggest downside with the Leap Chair is its high price point.
- btod
Base is made from (heavy-duty) plastic, which isn’t as durable as some of the metal options out there.
The Steelcase Leap isn't cheap, though; at $860, it is one of the more expensive chairs we looked at.
Armrest Shifting - As many users like this highly adjustable armrest shifting features. But, few still find it complicated and consider it as a negative aspect.
The biggest issue we had with this chair is the price. You can get a lot more chair for a lot less money.
Admittedly, you have to order it without arm rests to get into the $800-range—it costs over $1,000 to add those on.
- GQ
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